Warm Almond Milk Recipes

If you're like most people who suffer from eating or drinking cow dairy products, then you're going to love these recipes for warm almond milk drink.

Yesterday, I posted a recipe for making your almond milk from scratch. I highly encourage you make your own because it's easier than you might think and, taste wise, it's worth every ounce of effort. If you prefer to buy some, however, I recommend you purchase certified organic almond milk to avoid pesticide exposure. Just keep in mind, the health benefits of homemade almond milk far outweigh that of pasteurized store-bought milk in a carton.

Casein, which is a milk protein, is one of the most common allergens and causer of food sensitivities in North America (so it's no wonder cutting it out of your diet will make you feel good). The most common benefits I see with my clients when cutting out dairy products are clearer skin, better bowel movements, less bloating and gas, increased energy and reduction in migraine headaches.

Warm Almond Milk Recipes

There are many options for spicing up your almond milk drink. Here a few of my favourite options:

Add 1 tsp raw cacao: A superfood because of its high level of antioxidants. In fact, it has more antioxidants than green tea, red wine and blueberries.

Add 1/2 tsp maca root: Commonly known in herbal medicine as an adaptogen. Adaptogens are herbs which may increase the body's resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue. I love the smell and taste of maca, slightly nutty -- it's a really nice addition to either a smoothie or a warmed almond milk.

Add 2-3 drops liquid stevia: The stevia plant is native to South America where it has been used by the native populations for centuries. For the last 20 years, stevia extracts have been used in Brazil and Japan as commercialized sweeteners, widely promoted as appropriate for diabetics.

Add a spoonful of raw honey: One of my all-time favourite superfoods. Honey is a source of amino acids, good bacteria and live enzymes. I suggest you buy local honey to take advantage of the immune-building health benefits (eating honey from the area you live is particularly beneficial to preventing allergies).

Now that you know four ways to make your almond milk drink delicious, what do you do now?

Heat 1 cup almond milk with a milk steamer or on your stove in a pot on a very low temperature. Add any of the above mentioned options and, of course, sprinkle it with some organic cinnamon.

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